Drink Type: Cocktail
Pit and cut up cherries. Take about half of the pits, wrap them in cloth, and smash them with a hammer. You will know each time a seed breaks from the loud "pop". Put the cherries and the crushed seeds in a jar, add the brandy, and close tightly. Let steep for about three weeks, then strain off the liquid with a wire strainer and extract any additional fluid you can from the cherries by wringing them wrapped in a cloth. Add the sugar syrup, shake, and filter through a cloth to remove any remaining fruit particles.